Hike the N. Kaibab Trail. Total hike distance 3 miles. Distance to the Coconino Overlook from the trailhead is 1.5 miles round trip, with an elevation change of about 600 feet. Due to restricted bus parking at the trailhead - there is a 3/4 mile walking approach to the traihead each way.
At the lodge, we will have a buffet featuring hot items such as breakfast meats, French toast, eggs, hash browns, with granola, yogurt, pastries, and fresh fruit, plus coffee, tea, juice, water.
If you would like, rise early to experience a sunrise over the canyon to the east. After breakfast, we will have some time at leisure to explore the area. If you would like, join a Ranger-led nature walk to learn more about the forested North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the flora and fauna that call this region home. Mid-morning, depart for Point Imperial – the highest viewpoint in the bark at 8,803 feet. The quintessential Grand Canyon view will tax the capabilities of your camera to capture it all. With a visibility of up to 100 miles, our expert naturalist will point and expound on the seemingly endless Grand Canyon and regional landmarks.
In the field, we will have a boxed lunch including a deli-style sandwich, chips, fresh fruit, and a cookie or granola bar.
Following lunch, we will return to the North Rim Lodge. Upon our return, participants will have the option to hike along a portion of the North Kaibab Trail to the Coconino Overlook with the Group Leader. For those who wish to remain along the rim, there will free time opportunities for rim walks, ranger presentations or leisure time at the lodge.
In the Grand Canyon Lodge dining room.
At leisure. The Grand Canyon Lodge sits right on the rim of the canyon and is an easy walk from the cabins. Walk along the rim, relax on one of the lodge patios. On select nights, an evening program, led by a Park Ranger will be held in the lodge auditorium.